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Small project #13 — AVR-ISP level shifter (VCC+I/O)

Bought a cheap AVR-ISP programmer on Ebay, and you find out that while it does provide 3.3V, it is VCC-only & your device is NOT 5V tolerant on its I/O pins. BUMMER! This little board fixes just that issue. All … Continue reading

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Small project #8 — ATtiny13 DFN10 programming adapter

There are DFN10 / QFN10 test-sockets, but these things cost close to 100 bucks, which I’m not (yet?) willing to spend on this. If this should work, I would be able to add preprogrammed chips to some SMD DIY kits … Continue reading

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YOUYUE 858D+ hotair station — reverse engineering #5

The lack of an ISP connector on this board has given me a lot of grief. This little adapter board will solve that problem once and for all. It also provides a couple of through-hole pads for potentially adding some … Continue reading

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The Pogo-Key — 1.27mm AVR ISP adapter take II

The key to successful AVR programming :-> The previous version of this adapter had a major disadvantage – assembly was a mess. You needed a jig, sticky tape… not good.

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Tiny PCBs vs. large ISP headers — Pogo-pins to the rescue

As of late I’ve been making smaller and smaller circuit boards, fighting for every mm² of space. The typical 6pin ISP connector used for programming a lot of the AVR micro-controllers has been getting in the way more and more.

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The Half-Ohm — A mΩ-range plug-in adapter for your DMM

The Half-Ohm is a very nice and small adapter that plugs right into your DMM. The Half-Ohm is made by Jaanus Kalde and you can get it here. It does NOT come with a battery, so make sure you have … Continue reading

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MSOP10/TSSOP8 – DIP adapters — they’ve finally arrived

I’ve waited almost 8 weeks… and finally the reward ;-) And I’ve already managed to solder the LT1618 boost converter chip to one of these. Compared to soldering TQFP-32 packages this screams for solder paste and a hot air station. … Continue reading

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Who needs cheap MSOP10/TSSOP8 to DIP adapters ?

Hi, I’ve been planning to build a prototype driver for the Seeedstudio LED module (1, 2) for quite a while, but I just cannot get MSOP-DIP adapters that are reasonably priced. The cheapest single one I could find was 2.50€! … Continue reading

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ModernDevice USB BUB — Review

For uploading to “home made Arduinos” or other boards not equipped with an USB/TTL-serial converter chip like the Boarduino, there’s a few adapters out there. One of which is the standard FTDI USB/TTL-serial cable, which costs 20$ in the USA … Continue reading

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